Caitlin Clow

The Falkland and District Community Association is raffling off a 2020 Kioti Mechron 2200 on Feb. 14, 2021, to raise funds to cover costs typically covered by the annual banquet and Falkland Stampede cancelled due to COVID-19. (Contributed)

Falkland association hosts virtual raffle in lieu of COVID cancelled Stampede

Falkland and District Community Association to raffle off side-by-side on Valentine’s Day

The Falkland and District Community Association is raffling off a 2020 Kioti Mechron 2200 on Feb. 14, 2021, to raise funds to cover costs typically covered by the annual banquet and Falkland Stampede cancelled due to COVID-19. (Contributed)
The developer of a proposed condo project in Lake Country wants to go taller so it can utilize land for public spaces and maintain viewscapes. (District of Lake Country)

More height requested for Lake Country condo

Developer requests six-storeys instead of four for Benchland Drive project

The developer of a proposed condo project in Lake Country wants to go taller so it can utilize land for public spaces and maintain viewscapes. (District of Lake Country)
The Vaults is bringing its luxurious storage concept to Vernon’s 45th Avenue come spring 2021. (The Vaults)

The Vaults unlock luxury storage solutions in Vernon

Calgary-based company brings secured storage and Commerce development for business, toy collectors

The Vaults is bringing its luxurious storage concept to Vernon’s 45th Avenue come spring 2021. (The Vaults)
Grade 7 students from George Elliot painted poppy rocks and have placed them on the memorial wall as part of the Nov. 11th Lake Country Remembrance Day ceremony. (Maddy Dungate photo)

LIVE: Remembrance Day ceremony at Vernon Cenotaph

Local production group and Facebook forum collaborate to bring live stream of ceremony amid COVID-19

Grade 7 students from George Elliot painted poppy rocks and have placed them on the memorial wall as part of the Nov. 11th Lake Country Remembrance Day ceremony. (Maddy Dungate photo)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP investigated a suspicious grass fire near Vernon’s Department of National Defence army camp Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Black Press file photo)

Multiple vehicles in ditch along closed Commonage Road: Vernon Fire

Commonage Road reopens after collisions close portion: RCMP

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP investigated a suspicious grass fire near Vernon’s Department of National Defence army camp Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Black Press file photo)
A two-vehicle collision stalled southbound traffic on Highway 97 near the army camp in Vernon on Nov. 9, 2020. (Kerry Hutter - Contributed)

Vernon highway crash sends two to hospital

Head-on collision closed Highway 97 after early-season snowfall Monday

A two-vehicle collision stalled southbound traffic on Highway 97 near the army camp in Vernon on Nov. 9, 2020. (Kerry Hutter - Contributed)
Harwdiner Sandhu was elected MLA in Vernon-Monashee after final votes were counted Nov. 8, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon chamber congratulates new NDP MLA

Chamber ready to talk important issues with newly elected Harwinder Sandhu

Harwdiner Sandhu was elected MLA in Vernon-Monashee after final votes were counted Nov. 8, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Jason Martin Lukacs is wanted by Vernon police. (RCMP)

Vernon man wanted by police

Man wanted on breach of release order

Jason Martin Lukacs is wanted by Vernon police. (RCMP)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Police Dog Hawkes helped sniff out a Kelowna man linked to a stolen car. (RCMP contributed)

Kelowna man caught by Vernon police dog

Stolen vehicle recovered after stopped at North Okanagan intersection with no front plate

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Police Dog Hawkes helped sniff out a Kelowna man linked to a stolen car. (RCMP contributed)
Vernon police dog Jagger helped locate a missing Spallumcheen child and Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.

Missing child sniffed out by North Okanagan police dog

Jagger found missing child safe and sound

Vernon police dog Jagger helped locate a missing Spallumcheen child and Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.
A passerby captured the structure fire in Lake Country from a distance. (Photo courtesy of Deana Grebiski)

Devastating house fire leaves Lake Country family ‘with nothing’

GoFundMe campaign off to a strong start after ‘devastating fire’

A passerby captured the structure fire in Lake Country from a distance. (Photo courtesy of Deana Grebiski)
The Nov. 5, 2020, edition of the Vernon Morning Star was targeted by an individual or individuals looking to spread anti-mask, COVID-19 denying propaganda in a Coldstream newspaper box. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

COVID-19 denial propaganda litters the North Okanagan

Vernon Morning Star publisher learned readers found unusual flyer in Thursday edition

The Nov. 5, 2020, edition of the Vernon Morning Star was targeted by an individual or individuals looking to spread anti-mask, COVID-19 denying propaganda in a Coldstream newspaper box. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon teen, Joyce, was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in July 2020. A GoFundMe campaign was started to support her and her family in late October. (GoFundMe photo)

Vernon teen battles cancer in Vancouver

GoFundMe campaign started for 17-year-old fighting Ewing’s sarcoma

Vernon teen, Joyce, was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in July 2020. A GoFundMe campaign was started to support her and her family in late October. (GoFundMe photo)
The B.C. Supreme Court dismissed a petition challenging the formation of the Silver Star Resort Association on Oct. 28, 2020. (Contributed)

Silver Star association challenge dismissed: B.C. Supreme Court

Property owner claims association was formed unfairly and in violation of legislative requirements

The B.C. Supreme Court dismissed a petition challenging the formation of the Silver Star Resort Association on Oct. 28, 2020. (Contributed)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP reunited a stolen snowblower with its rightful owner after it was snagged from a property over the Oct. 24, 2020, weekend.

Vernon police return stolen snowblower

Rightful owner turned to social media and police in search of stolen property

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP reunited a stolen snowblower with its rightful owner after it was snagged from a property over the Oct. 24, 2020, weekend.
Glenmore Road will be reduced to one lane each way due to paving work in the area. (Mabel Amber - Pixabay)

Roadwork slated for Vernon’s Alexis Park Drive

Traffic may experience travel delays while work begins Friday

Glenmore Road will be reduced to one lane each way due to paving work in the area. (Mabel Amber - Pixabay)
SilverStar Mountain Resort announced its parking reservation system will open for the 2020-21 season Nov. 18, 2020. (SilverStar Mountain Resort - Facebook)

Parking reservations set to open at SilverStar

Season is upon us as COVID-19 parking measures ready to open Nov. 18

SilverStar Mountain Resort announced its parking reservation system will open for the 2020-21 season Nov. 18, 2020. (SilverStar Mountain Resort - Facebook)
Little Tex announced it was closing in a social media post Nov. 4, 2020. (Google Maps)

Vernon Tex-Mex joint set to close

Series of events behind closure of popular restaurant

Little Tex announced it was closing in a social media post Nov. 4, 2020. (Google Maps)
A hearing involving a former employee and former owner of the Deep Creek General Store in Armstrong will go forward after an Oct. 30, 2020, decision was published by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. (Google Maps)

Boss offered $2K for sex, says former Armstrong cashier

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to see matter go forward to a hearing

A hearing involving a former employee and former owner of the Deep Creek General Store in Armstrong will go forward after an Oct. 30, 2020, decision was published by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. (Google Maps)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)

Summer collisions up 62% in Vernon: RCMP report

Third-quarter report sees changes amid unprecedented summer

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)